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Here’s what to expect from Facades+L.A. this week

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Here's what to expect from Facades+LA this week (Courtesy Courtesy Tara Wucjik)

The 2017 Facades+ Conference in Los Angeles, presented by The Architect’s Newspaper, will kick off later this week, offering two full days of stimulating presentations, panels, and workshops.

(Courtesy Fotoworks / Benny Chan)

Day One’s presentations and panels will feature contributions from key industry leaders like Alice Kimm of Los Angeles-based John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects.
(Courtesy Fotoworks / Benny Chan)

Day one —Thursday, October 19th—will showcase presentations by key regional and national industry leaders, including Deborah Weintraub, chief deputy city engineer for City of Los Angeles; Stanley Saitowitz, principal of Natoma Architects; Lorcan O’Herlihy, principal of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects; principals Julie Eizenberg and Nathan Bishop of Koning Eizenberg Architects; and Alice Kimm of John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects.

The symposium will also feature panel discussions covering the design of SOM’s Los Angeles Federal Courthouse; changing perceptions of supportive housing covered in L.A.; advances in facade design that utilize computational research; and sporting facilities for the 21st Century.

AN covered the panel presentations in a previous post earlier this month.

Thursday’s presentations will also include sessions led by industry product leaders Vitro, Neolith, and YKK, as well as opening remarks by AN’s Diana Darling.

(Courtesy Los Angeles Football Club)

Day Two will feature workshops dedicated to facade design, including the future of ETFE cladding as proposed for the Banc of California soccer stadium in Los Angeles. (Courtesy Los Angeles Football Club)

Day Two—Friday, October 20th—is dedicated to industry-focused workshops with both morning and afternoon sessions. Russell Fortmeyer of ARUP will lead a discussion on zero-energy facades. Another morning session will cover advanced detailing for high-performance envelopes and is led by Chris O’Hara of Studio NYL, Brad Prestbo of Sasaki, and Stan Su of Morphosis. Another will explore facade design using the software engine Dynamo that will be led by Daniel Segraves and Gijs Libourel of Thornton Tomasetti. Some afternoon highlights include a stick-built curtain wall intensive led by Bart Harrington of YKK and a discussion on the future of ETFE skins by a team from Walter P Moore.

For more information and to buy passes for the conference, see the Facades+ website.

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